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Last Updated on March 2, 2020
Every bride wants to look her best on her special day. Glowing, healthier-looking skin is best when it comes naturally rather than relying on a photographer being a dab hand at Photoshop. The wedding photos won’t look manipulated or unnatural this way, so working on getting beautiful glowing skin for your wedding day is so important.
Here are five steps to help ensure you wake up on the morning of your wedding with skin that’ll make your bridesmaids jealous.
Collagen is Important for Skin Management
There are lots of skin care benefits to collagen. It helps your skin cells to knit together and repair. Without enough collagen, there’s an increased risk of getting wrinkles earlier too.
Collagen provides greater elasticity and fullness to the skin. Without it, skin tends to lack a vibrant, glowing appearance. The body is in a fighting battle to get enough collagen which supplies 18 important amino acids. Less collagen is produced naturally as we get older too, so older brides may be lacking in collagen and need to add it to their skin care regimen.
Visit a Dermatologist
If you have any serious skin concerns, then it’s a good idea to get it checked out by a professional. This might include red spots that won’t go away, blocked pores, brown marks or dry spots. Sometimes, treatments such as microdermabrasion or a light peel can do wonders to rejuvenate the skin.
The downside to these types of treatments is that they take weeks to heal fully. Depending on where the treatment is applied, it may mean revealing your shoulders, legs or back becomes more difficult to pull off successfully on your wedding day. Therefore, it’s important to book an appointment to get checked out early and complete any potential treatments months before your important day.
Cut Down or Cut Out the Alcohol
Drinking socially on a girls’ night out or enjoying a bottle of wine on a Netflix ‘n’ Chill evening might be what you’ve done in the past, but it won’t be such a good idea in the lead up to your special day.
Alcohol consumption can make you more anxious than you’d normally be. When dealing with wedding planning, that’s not helpful. However, alcohol also makes your skin look drawn out and puffy. The smoothness will go, and it certainly won’t glow either. Also, it’s very difficult for other treatment plans for healthy skin to overcome this impediment.
Drink Green Juices
Green vegetable juices make for excellent detoxifiers of the body, including the skin. They supply many of the nutrients that are so essential to proper functioning. A diet rich in vegetables supplemented with juices is healthful for the gut too. So, no wedding day stomach upsets either.
With juicing, it’s internally cleansing, so the skin gets hydrated from the inside. This combats the effects of outdoor air pollutants that seek to sap your skin of its moisture and healthy glow.
Erratic Sleep Pattern? Fix it Early
Sleeping erratically by getting a few hours of shut-eye at odd or irregular times won’t help your body to heal. Deep REM sleep is required, and this only happens after the first few hours of sleep are already in the bag. When sleeping at varied times and waking up often, it’s not conducive to getting ample rest.
Why does this matter? Without enough REM sleep, your skin cannot repair itself or replace skin cells to look as healthy as possible. Also, failing to get 7-9 hours of non-interrupted sleep also leads to looking (and feeling) tired. Skin care can help with some aspects of this, but not all of it.
Looking like a million bucks on your wedding day requires a skin care plan that doesn’t come together at the last minute. Weeks or months of preparation are required to look your best.